Measurement and data-informed decision making have become critical aspects of Saskatoon Public Schools strategic direction. We feel that it is essential to give all of our stakeholders (students, parents, staff, community members) a voice in the operation of our school system. To that end, we have instituted a process by which we seek input from our stakeholder groups on a biannual basis (i.e., each group is consulted every other year). As we progress through successive iterations of our information gathering, we will be able to show our progress and growth over time as we initiate programs to address challenges raised by our public.
We seek the input of particular stakeholder groups each year on a rotational basis. For example, we ask our students and parents for their opinions in one year then our staff and wider community in the next. Thus, over the course of two years, we hear voices from all people who are impacted by our school divisions actions.
What Do The Students Say?
On the whole, students indicate that they believe that they are getting a good education in Saskatoon Public Schools. They tend to see their school as being safe and caring places of learning. They describe their teachers and other staff members as being positive and supporting. And that, for the most part, they are proud of their schools.